Broaching Causes and Cures - boats.com
Aug 14, 2000 · If the rudder is too small or if the sail forces become very large, they overcome the ability of the helmsman, and ultimately the rudder, to balance them. This is when the boat broaches. A broach can happen when the boat is sailing in any direction: to windward, reaching, or when sailing downwind. A windward broach.
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